MOTORING NEWS - If you are fortunate enough to still have a few rand to spare, why not indulge in a frivolous trip to the British Motor Museum in Gaydon, Warwickshire?
The museum is gearing up for a celebratory truck fest when it hosts the Retro Truck Show on Saturday and Sunday, 7 and 8 September.
Truck enthusiasts can see up to 400 modern and classic trucks at the two-day show which celebrates some of the top truck manufacturers including Volvo, Scania, DAF, Foden and ERF.
In its ninth year, it is one of the museum's most popular shows and features some of the best modern trucks produced between 1970 and 2000. Many trucks travel from all over the UK as well as from France, Belgium and the Netherlands to take part in this nostalgic, family-friendly show.
Trucks that fall into the age category of 1970 to 2000 are welcome to attend. There are no trophies or judging, just the opportunity for truck fans to get together and admire the displays. In addition, there will be an indoor model show as well as indoor and outdoor trade areas. And it's not just about trucking. Camping is available with live entertainment, licensed bar and a disco on the Saturday evening.
Tom Caren, show manager at the British Motor Museum, says this unique show is not only for truck owners, drivers and enthusiasts - the general public will also enjoy a great day out. "The show has a laid-back atmosphere setting it aside from other truck shows. So many trucks from different decades is a great spectacle. Many are over 40 years old and in great condition."
Visitors can also explore the museum, collections centre and the new exhibition, The Car. The Future. Me.
To learn more, visit www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk.
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